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Need to get to OS on Dell servers. Password protected

I recently aqquired two dell servers (tenants were throwing them out and I can't pass up on any computer stuff that's free) anyway the have windows server 2000 on them, but they have passwords covering all admin accounts. windows boots up and I can't get past the password. I tried the other admin account (f8 at bootup) it's locked too. The tenants are now gone, and I would like to keep the windows server 2000 OS on there, is there an answer without having to buy software to recover password or re install OS? I even tried running windows XP pro, but it won't install cause it can't see the two hard drives (logical drives). Please help

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  • wrusher01 Feb 19, 2009

    where can I download the cd?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    how to recover windows server 2008 admin password



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Google "oph Live cd"
burn to a cd
make sure your cd drive is the first boot option
boot from the cd
let it run
the program will run a password cracker on it. shouldn't take more than 30 minutes.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

  • Chris Long Mar 04, 2009

    when the the program has finished you will see the password displayed under the colum NT PASSWORD. Write it down, reboot the computer and type in the passwords and youre good to go


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If they are Dell they likely have the licence key sticker on them.
Get a Windows server 2000 CD(you can download it and it will be legal if you instal it with a purchased licence key.) and perform a clean install of it using the licence key on the sticker of each server.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

  • Aenim4 Feb 20, 2009

    there are many ways, I suggest you to use bittorrent together with a torrent search engine website.
    a good small bittorrent client is utorrent,
    a good search engine is watch out though, there is a lot of illegal and/or copyright protected material on it, you are not doing anything illegal if you just dowload the .iso image, burn it, and install it with a legal licence key.

  • Aenim4 Feb 20, 2009

    you can dowload utorrent from its official website: google it.
    and BTW thanks for the bad rating.



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